Sun Microsystems has announced several updates to its GlassFish Portfolio Web application platform and also delivered a preview of its Java Platform Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6) specification at the JavaOne conference on June 2.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Sun Microsystems has announced several updates to
its GlassFish Portfolio Web application platform and also delivered a
preview of its Java Platform Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6)
specification at the JavaOne
conference here on June 2.
The GlassFish Portfolio is comprised of a set of open-source
technologies, including OpenESB, OpenMQ, Liferay Portal, Sun GlassFish
Web Stack and the GlassFish application server. Additionally, Sun
announced early access of GlassFish v3 containing a full preview of the
forthcoming Java EE 6. Developers can download and start using Java EE
6 at: http://www.sun.com/software/products/glassfishv3_prelude/
"Sun offers virtually the most comprehensive software infrastructure
solutions for creating and deploying secure and scalable Web and
enterprise applications," said Karen Tegan Padir, vice president, MySQL
and Software Infrastructure at Sun, in a statement. "With GlassFish
Portfolio, Sun brings additional simplicity and lower TCO to customers
by delivering the highest-scaling and best price-performance
application platform. Plus, the early access of GlassFish v3 offers
developers a head-start on working with all of the new features of the
upcoming Java EE 6 specification, including capabilities for profiles,
pruning, extensibility and ease of development,"
New enhancements to the GlassFish Portfolio include the Sun
GlassFish Web Stack, which is a pre-integrated and pre-tested Linux,
Apache, MySQL, Perl/Python/PHP (LAMP) stack that has been updated with
new versions of leading open source projects, such as Apache HTTP,
Lighttpd, PHP, Ruby, Python, Squid, Tomcat and MySQL, the company said.
In addition, GlassFish Web Stack provides a new, comprehensive user
interface-based management tool to simplify single- and
multiple-instance deployments, Sun said
In addition, the Sun GlassFish Web Space Server has been enhanced to
support the Secure Web Access (SSL-VPN) module and includes
integrations with Sun Identity Manager and Microsoft SharePoint, as
well as Documentum and Alfresco content management systems.
The GlassFish Portfolio is available via a flexible subscription-based pricing model starting at $999 per server, Sun said.
The GlassFish Portfolio now provides a full preview of the Java EE 6
specification (JSR 316) in the early access of GlassFish v3. Using
OSGi-based modularity and the new Profile distributions, Java EE can be
tailored to meet specific deployment scenarios, including the full
comprehensive application server stack with transactions, messaging and
other enterprise-grade features, as well as lightweight containers.
Sun also is working to improve the GlassFish Portfolio partner
ecosystem, which has seen more than 120 percent enrollment growth since
the program launched last year, Sun officials said.
"We chose to support Sun's GlassFish Enterprise Server because we
recognize it as a solid solution for enterprise Java deployments that
fits nicely with our decision to support other Sun technologies, such
as JavaFX software for Rich Internet Application development and
deployment," said Mark Piller, founder and CEO of Midnight Coders.
"Midnight Coders' products will actually expand the reach of
applications deployed into Sun's GlassFish Enterprise Server for
different client applications, including JavaFX, Flex, Flash, AJAX and